Sat.Mar 11, 2017 - Fri.Mar 17, 2017

The Three Major Components of a Successful Annual Giving Campaign

Connection Cafe

Americans are generous and enjoy the sense of being a part of a worthy cause achieved by charitable giving. In 2015, America set a record for charitable giving, beating the previous record by four percent. This astonishing amount totaled $373 billion in cash donations !

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10 Random, But Useful Online Communications Tips for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

2017 is the final year of free webinars for nonprofits ( view final schedule ). To date, Nonprofit Tech for Good has trained 49,000 nonprofit, charity, and NGO staff worldwide on how to succeed in online communications and fundraising.

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This Week’s Awesome Association PR and Communications Jobs – March 16

SocialFish

Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital.

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I’m a Millennial. This is Why I Support Nonprofits

Frogloop

I’m a millennial in my early 20s. This admission requires me to embrace certain stereotypes. I’m aware of what many people think when they hear the word Millennial: a coffee drinking, gluten “intolerant,” smartphone obsessed, young person who often seems entitled.

How Nonprofits Can Use Storytelling to Boost Donor Retention

Connection Cafe

Blackbaud’s 2016 Charitable Giving Report shows us that donor retention for first time donors is still remarkably low – 29% for offline donors and 21% for online donors.

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Advocating from Anywhere: How to Make Your Mission Heard by the Masses

Connection Cafe

Advocacy is a way to showcase your organization’s mission while solving a problem at the same time. With a plan and resources, you can arm your biggest supporters with the tools they need to be stewards for your cause. But how do you create an advocacy program that actually works? This year, I had the privilege to join fellow museum professionals at Museum Advocacy Day.

How To Get More Online Donations With Content Marketing

Nonprofits Source

It’s no secret that content is king when it comes to engaging and delighting donors and members alike. But did you know that writing content for donor intent can be used to target people ready to donate online content can also be used to target donor intent?

Social Media Stress is Real

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on Mizz Information. Today, APA released the second part of their annual Stress in America™ report , which focuses on something that’s super real for me and, according to the report, 86% of US adults: social media stress.

Four Ways to Increase Online Giving Conversions

NonProfit Hub

Building awareness and getting people familiar with your organization and cause is important—but to stay afloat, increase online giving conversions on your website to increase your bottom line and allow you to create a larger impact. Online giving is responsible for about 7% of total fundraising revenue per year and grows at a rate of about 8% per year (which doesn’t include grants). Consider these steps to increase your online giving conversions. Optimize for mobile.

Five Nonprofits Who Are Ruling Snapchat

Frogloop

Snapchat is a messaging app that has become increasingly popular with Generation Z, Millennials and Gen Xers and, while 92% of NGOs worldwide have a Facebook page , most organizations are still not taking advantage of Snapchat. Online Advocacy Nonprofit fundraising Social Media

6 Effective Fundraising Ideas for Small Nonprofits (with examples!)

Wild Apricot Blog

This is a guest post by Adam Weinger, President of Double the Donation. A challenge I’ve come across with small nonprofits is finding a fundraising idea that will make a big impact, but will also be inexpensive. From my experience, there are six types

[Cool Infographic Friday] How Online Reviews Can Either Make or Break Your Business

SocialFish

Tip o’ the hat to Megan Arevalo for this good one ! By the way since were on the topic – Are you using an association management system or online community platform? Help your peers by adding a review of your technology for the former or the latter ! . photo credit).

How to Handle Haters on Social Media Without Getting Flustered

John Haydon

Haters Back Off is one of my favorite recent Netflix shows. YouTube star Maranda Sings essentially plays herself – a terribly flawed individual hell-bent on fame and fortune, no matter what cost, in the age of YouTube. Two thumbs up.

Make Sure Your Nonprofit's Communications Are Safe and Secure!

Tech Soup Blog

Nonprofits that work to fulfill missions centered around environmental conservation, refugee support, health care services, or similar activities can draw unwanted attention from criminals and governments alike, including those in their home countries.

How to Create a Nonprofit Facebook Page and Get Followers

Wild Apricot Blog

If your nonprofit doesn’t have a Facebook Page yet, I’ll show you the five basic steps to getting set up and gaining your first followers. The whole process should take less than one hour. followers Facebook

Nonprofits rank text messaging as the most effective tech for communicating. So why do only 3% of them use it?

Mobile Commons

Text messaging is most effective digital communications tool, according to a new study. But only a fraction of American nonprofits are actually using it.

Three Things Coaches Must Do To Drive Success

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Former University of Kansas head basketball coach Roy Williams once told U.S. News and World Report magazine that there are three things that coaches as leaders must do to drive success : "Have everyone on the team focus on the same goal."

Adobe Creative Cloud Giveaway for Nonprofits at 17NTC!

Tech Soup Blog

Stop By and Visit Us — Booth 217. Washington DC, here we come! We have a special contest give-away in store at this year's Nonprofit Technology Conference: a free year-long subscription of Adobe Creative Cloud.

Wild Apricot Ranked Number One for the Seventh Time

Wild Apricot Blog

Eleven years ago, Dmitry Buterin began to dream of a world where everyone involved in a membership organization could spend their time pursuing their purpose, instead of getting bogged down in administrative tasks.That’s when he decided to create software that could do all the tasks better suited for robots. popular best capterra

Introducing Abbott Square Part 2: Why We're Expanding in Public Space - and Why You Should Consider It Too

Museum 2.0

This is the second installation in a series of posts on the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH)'s development of Abbott Square , a new creative community plaza in downtown Santa Cruz.

3 Powerful Apps to Streamline Content Workflow [LIVE DEMO]

John Haydon

The job of the marketer has changed dramatically over the past few years in one important way: Output. The sheer amount of content you need to create, curate, and share requires a completely different approach to your work day.

Money Matters: Creating a Donation Form for Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

It’s no great secret that the vast majority of nonprofits operating today live and die by the amount of support they can garner in the form of monetary donations. And it’s also no great surprise that the organizations most successful at raising money are those that give supporters the ability to donate directly via their website, with an easy-to-use form that visitors can quickly and intuitively utilize.

Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

Mobile Commons

Drop it like it’s bot: Brands have cooled on chatbots Facebook, like many brands, is focusing away from chatbots. Key quote: “Users expect personalized, human-like assistance from bots — and that’s where they fail, at least for now.”SMS SMS is still the best way to reach everybody!

Best Practices for Nonprofit Financial Health, Part Three: Understanding Full Costs

BoardAssist

You’ve joined a nonprofit board and want to make sure you are doing all you can to be a great board member – but don’t know much about best practices for nonprofit financial health. Not to worry.

What Will Your Leadership Legacy Be?

Eric Jacobsen Blog

As a leader, you likely have asked yourself, " How do I want to be remembered as a leader ?" But, perhaps the more important question is, " How will I be remembered as a leader ?"

On the Move: Great Drag-and-Drop Plugins for Easy Site Customization

Byte Technology

In the world of WordPress, customization rules the roost. Indeed, with millions upon millions of the CMS-based sites operating in the virtual realm, making your pages stand apart from the masses can mean the difference between successful exposure and wallowing in obscurity. Unfortunately, for many WordPress newbies customizing can be tricky.

Going to NTC? Join Us For a Drink!

Mobile Commons

Are you headed to the NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference next week ? Well, so are we! Mobile Strategists Jeri, Meredith, and Taylor will be in town from March 23-25. And on Wednesday, we’re hosting a happy hour for Mobile Commons clients and NTC friends.

Going to NTC? Join Us For a Drink!

Mobile Commons

Are you headed to the NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference next week ? Well, so are we! Mobile Strategists Jeri, Meredith, and Taylor will be in town from March 23-25. And on Wednesday, we’re hosting a happy hour for Mobile Commons clients and NTC friends. Join us for casual conversation and networking – and maybe a little text messaging talk. Sometimes we can’t help ourselves.) The happy hour will take place on Wednesday, from 5:30 – 8:30 pm, on the mezzanine level at the Madhatter.

How To Be A Superboss

Eric Jacobsen Blog

"Superbosses embrace certain practices that good bosses don't, and they do even more of the productive things that good bosses do," says Sydney Finkelstein , author of the book, Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent.

A Good Story Contains These Seven Elements

Eric Jacobsen Blog